The team behind Ayr's Pavilion Festival has announced the addition of even more incredible artists.

The stage splits for the two-day event on Low Green taking place on May 4 and 5 have also been revealed.

Chicago legend Derrick Carter will join festival curator Ewan McVicar and Patrick Topping on the Main Stage on Saturday, May 4. 

Widely acknowledged as one of the best DJs in the world, Carter is one of the true pioneers of house music, with innovative productions, flawless technical skills and an effortlessly joyful ability to rock a crowd, his set at Pavilion will be one of the highlights of the festival.  

Also joining the main stage line up on the Saturday is Eclair Fifi, the Scottish DJ and visual artist who is one of the most colourful, genre agnostic DJs on the circuit. 

She joins the already announced Special Request, Optimo (Espacio), Jerome Hill and Stevie Cox.

Pavilion Festival have also announced that Sub Club will be hosting a stage on Saturday May 4, headlined by techno innovators Octave One. 

Hailing from Detroit, the duo’s electrifying performances are impossible to imitate, making them an  incomparable live act. 

They will be joined by Harri, Telford, Buthothewarrior & Optimistic Soul and Mccart and Babyccino.

Making a welcome return to the Pavilion Festival is the Ten Tent which will feature a host of local artists and ‘ones to watch’ including Rio Tashan, All Good, Rory McVicar, Cairns Azbraitis and Sam Akers.

Taking to the Main Stage on May 5 for 35 years of STREETrave will be David Morales, 808 State, Heather Small, Shades of Rhythm, Black Box, Degrees in Motion, Technotronic, FPI Project,  Rozalla, XPANSIONS, Sandy B, Jon Mancini, Iain ‘Boney’ Clark and Bob Jeffries.

Also joining the STREETrave curated programme and headlining the STREETrave Tent are Fabio & Grooverider alongside Altern8, K-Klass, Darren 808 State, Michael Kilkie, Kris Keegan, Gordon Harry Miller and MC Alfonso.

And Sunday’s Rave Cave will be headlined by Marc Sherry who will be joined by Dream Frequency, Public Domain and David Forbes. 

Ewan McVicar, Pavilion Festival creator and curator, said: “Derrick Carter, for me personally, is one of the best DJs in the world and I cannae believe he’s going to be in Ayr.

"Eclair Fifi is the perfect fit for Pavilion too. For the new stage, everyone is well aware by this point how much I care about Sub Club, it’s my favourite club in the world, when they agreed to run a stage I was like ‘no chance, Subbie?!’. Find me in that tent all day”

Ricky Magowan, STREETrave, founder and director, said: “We’re over the moon with the lineup for both days of the festival, and to be able to announce the Sub Club as our stage partner for the Saturday is huge for us. It’s going to be an incredible weekend of music”.


Saturday, May 4

  • Main Stage:  Ewan McVicar;  Patrick Topping;  Derrick Carter;   Special Request;  Optimo (Espacio); Eclair Fifi;  Jerome Hill;  Stevie Cox
  • Sub Club Stage: Octave One (Live);  Harri; Telford; Jaiva (Buthothewarrior & Optimistic Soul); Mccart & Babyccino
  • Ten Tent: Rio Tashan;  All Good;  Rory McVicar;  Cairns Azbraiitis;  Sam Kerr

Sunday, May 5

  • Main Stage: David Morales;  808 State;  Heather Small;  Shades of Rhythm;  Black Box;  Degrees in Motion;  Technotronic;  FPI Project;  Rozalla, Xpansions;  Sandy B;  Jon Mancini;  Iain ‘Boney’ Clark;  Bob Jeffries
  • STRRETrave Tent: Fabio & Grooverider;  Altern 8;  K-Klass;  Darren 808 State;  Michael Kilkie;  Kris Keegan;  Gordon Harry Miller;  MC Alfonso
  • Rave Cave: Mark Sherry;  Dream Frequency;  Public Domain;  David Forbes

After selling out in minutes last year, Pavilion Festival - Ayr’s first ever electronic music festival – was a huge hit with fans from across the country.

Around 12,000 people descended on the town’s Low Green over the weekend.

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